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Daria: Write Where It Hurts

Mr. O'Neill assigns his class to read a moral fiction book, but Daria has already read all the books on the list. So instead, Mr. O'Neill assigns Daria to write a moral fiction story. After many failed attempts, Daria finally comes up with a story after some advice from Helen.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 213
Airdate: Monday August 03rd, 1998

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Episode Quotes
Helen: Daria? Daria, the TV's not on.
Daria: Shh! I'm watching this.

Mr. O'Neill: Well, why don't you write a story taking people you know in real life and turning them into fictional characters?
Daria: I wonder if anyone would notice a difference.

Jane: Daria ... do you think, one day, I could read your story?
Daria: No ... but you can read the one where you run off with Kevin.
Jane: WHAT?!

Daria: It's a book. For school. About how fiction should do more than just entertain.
Helen: That sounds interesting.
Daria: Yeah. A writer writing a book about how writers should write books. Must have been a huge seller.

Jane: What's the problem? Take people you know and have them do whatever you want. I'd make them crawl, I tell you. Crawl!
Daria: Easy, tiger.

Daria: When the hell did you learn so much about me?
Helen: It's a funny thing, Daria. You give birth to someone, you just get an urge to keep tabs on them.

Episode Goofs
Ashley-Amber, Brittany's step-mom, appears in the Kevin/Brittany story, but Daria has never met her.

In the first scene at school, the clock reads 5:00 which isn't a normal school-day hour.

Episode References
Jake's triple bypass in the last of Daria's stories foreshadows his heart attack in "Jake of Hearts".

Warning: Daria season 2 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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